Investing In Human Capital For Economic Development In China

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-30
  • Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
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This book is a reflection of the current research that explores the mechanism, dynamics and evidence of the impact of human capital on economic development and social well-being in modern China. Composed of keynote speeches and selected papers from the 2005 International Conference of the Chinese Economists Society (, it tracks the latest understanding and empirical evidence of the relationships amongst health, education and economic development in China. The book presents a broad spectrum of study topics covering human capital and economic growth; demand, attainment and disparity in both education and health; and investing in human capital and The economic and social returns in China. Distinguished contributors include Robert Fogel, Michael Grossman, Daniel Hamermesh, Gregory Chow and Dean Jamison.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. xi
Human Capital and Economic Growthp. 1
Why China is Likely to Achieve Its Growth Objectivesp. 3
The Contribution of Health and Education to Economic Growth in Chinap. 19
Education, Innovation and Economic Growthp. 43
Endogenous Health Care and Life Expectancy in a Neoclassical Growth Modelp. 65
Education: Demand, Attainment and Disparitiesp. 85
Demand for Education in Chinap. 87
Human Capital and Educational Demand in China: 2000-2030p. 105
Changes in the Pattern of China's School Enrollment Rates between 1990 and 2000p. 123
School Attainment and Cost of Education in Rural Chinap. 145
The Educational Consequences of Migration for Children in Chinap. 159
Health: Demand, Attainment and Disparitiesp. 181
An Economic Analysis of Health Care in Chinap. 183
A Theoretical Analysis for Chinese New Rural Cooperative Medical Systemp. 201
Wealth, Education and Demand for Medical Care: Evidence from Rural Chinap. 215
Famine and Overweight in Chinap. 231
Immunization Uptake in Chinap. 241
Changing Health Inequality in China: The Role of Relative Incomep. 261
Investing in Human Capital and Economic Returnp. 277
The Relationship between Health and Schoolingp. 279
Income Productivity in China: On the Role of Healthp. 293
Ill Health and Its Potential Influence on Household Consumptions in Rural Chinap. 313
Wages and Returns to Education in Chinese Citiesp. 327
The External Returns to Education: Evidence from Chinese Cities
Discrimination and Development: The Case of Beauty in Chinap. 377
About the Co-Editors and Contributorsp. 391
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